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Riverside Explosion: House Completely Destroyed In California

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An explosion in Riverside, California leveled one house and damaged at least two others.

According to Fox News, no one was injured in the accident.

The explosion occurred early Friday morning on Rochise Drive in Riverside. The blast sparked a large fire and the flames quickly jumped to neighboring houses.

The Southern California Gas Company arrived on the scene to shut off the gas lines and fire fighters were able to put out the fire. Once the fire was extinguished, crews searched the rubble with the help of a cadaver dog but didn’t find any bodies.

Capt. Bruce Vanderhorst with the Riverside Fire Department, said: “It’s unfortunate someone’s house blew up, few houses were damaged. But we’re also very relieved that no one was injured, and no firefighters were injured.”

Residents in the area said that the house that exploded had been under construction for several months. No one is believed to have been living at the home at the time of the explosion.

Officials have not determined the cause of the accident yet. ABC notes that officials initially thought that it could have been a plane crash due to the size of the explosion. Officers currently believe that incident may have been caused by a gas leak.

Here’s a video about the explosion in Riverside.

Here are some photos from the accident today in California from Twitter.

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8 Responses to “Riverside Explosion: House Completely Destroyed In California”

  1. Tim Noble

    The entire infrastructure in that bung hole of a city is old and in need of repair. City Hall ignores pleas from the residents. DOJ needs to investigate misuse of public money.

  2. Rita Doyle

    So what are they suspecting it was a meth lab blew up? or someone wanting to kill themselves and stuck their head in the oven and lit a match?

  3. Rita Doyle

    So what are they suspecting it was a meth lab blew up? or someone wanting to kill themselves and stuck their head in the oven and lit a match?

  4. Tim Noble

    I lived in Riverside for 14 years and both of your theories are well within the parameters of possibilities.

  5. Dale Broad

    Hey stupid, what does City Hall have to do with anything you idiot? READ a house blew up, thats not the cities fault. You must be a liberal who thinks the Gov. is supposed to do everything for you.

  6. Dale Broad

    Read people, the house was under construction for some time. My guess is a gas line was moved or not capped properly, three days of leaking over the holiday without being opened up to vent, until the gas filled up the place and an electrical device with automatic system turned on causing the whole house to go boom.